publication . Article . Other literature type . 2012

Understanding cortisol reactivity across the day at child care: The potential buffering role of secure attachments to caregivers☆

Badanes, Lisa S.; Dmitrieva, Julia; Watamura, Sarah Enos;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2012 Journal: Early Childhood Research Quarterly, volume 27, pages 156-165 (issn: 0885-2006, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Elsevier BV
Abstract
Abstract Full-day center-based child care has been repeatedly associated with rising cortisol across the child care day. This study addressed the potential buffering role of attachment to mothers and lead teachers in 110 preschoolers while at child care. Using multi-level modeling and controlling for a number of child, family, and child care factors, children with more secure attachments to teachers were more likely to show falling cortisol across the child care day. Attachment to mothers interacted with child care quality, with buffering effects found for children with secure attachments attending higher quality child care. Implications for early childhood educ...
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free text keywords: Sociology and Political Science, Education, Developmental and Educational Psychology, Developmental psychology, Psychology, Clinical psychology, Child care, Early childhood, Educational quality, Article
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publication . Article . Other literature type . 2012

Understanding cortisol reactivity across the day at child care: The potential buffering role of secure attachments to caregivers☆

Badanes, Lisa S.; Dmitrieva, Julia; Watamura, Sarah Enos;